Plastisol
Applications

Advantages

  • Excellent processing
  • Excellent heat stability
  • Low odor
  • Excellent indoor air quality (low VOCs)
  • Excellent dispersion 

Plastisoles are used for a wide variety of products. However, they must have excellent thermal stability, and comply with many standards, including for VOCs, odor and toxicity. In particular, stabilizers have a significant impact on the processibility of plastisols. Plastisols are dispersions of paste PVC resins in plasticizer. As liquids, plastisols allow pressure-free molding at room temperature. Plastisols fuse or gel when heated, and turn into a homogenous melt at about 150 – 210 °C. Liquid BaZn, CaZn stabilizers, pastes and modern solid CaZn stabilizers are widely used for plastisol processing.

Contrary to other PVC processing methods, the required amount of stabilizer is relatively small. Lubricants are normally not used for processing, e.g. release agents can be applied directly to the mold instead of being incorporated into the plastisol. If necessary, both heat and light stability of mixed metal stabilizers can be enhanced by adding epoxidized soya bean oil (ESBO) like Baerostab LSA or epoxidized fatty acid ester like Baerostab LSU. Low-toxicity, low-odor and low-volatility stabilizer systems have become more and more common in plastisol applications, e.g. in flooring, wall coverings, toys, car interiors, etc.

Applications

artificial leather

back-lit

beamer screen

bigbags

billboard

boots

building incapsulation

car dash board

car headliner

car slide door panel

cast film

coated fabrics

coat-hangers

construction fabrics

conveyor belts

crown caps

CV cushion vinyl

front-lit

gloves

mega poster

movie screen

net fabrics

handholds

paper finishing

pool liner

print film

processing belts

roofing membrane

roofing fabricsself

self-adhesive film

stationery film

stretched banners

sun protection fabrics

tarpaulins

tents

textile coating

textile architecture

tool handholds

toys

traffic signs

wall covering

water proofing membrane

window cling

  • Profiles

  • Cables

  • Flexible Extrusion

  • Calen­dered Sheets

  • Floorings

  • Plastisol Applications

  • Technical film, food and pharma packaging

  • Foamed and Compact PVC Sheets

  • Pipes and Fittings

  • Leader in Ca-based Stabilizers